Listen to – Flatbush ZOMBiES – “Afterlife”
Rising Hip Hop trio Flatbush Zombies Unveils New Single ‘Afterlife‘ produced by James Blake
Flatbush Zombies release a new song ‘Afterlife‘, produced by luminary hitmaker James Blake. Erick the Architect initially connected with James Blake via Twitter after hearing Blake was a fan of their music. They all met in person after a Flatbush Zombies show in Los Angeles in 2018 and started collaborating on music shortly after.
‘Afterlife’ is the first material to be released to the public from those sessions. The video for ‘Afterlife’ was shot in pre-pandemic Paris and was directed by Arnaud Bresson.
Director Arnaud Bresson speaks to the advanced technology that was used to film the video: “Today, there is no technology that x-ray films a living being without endangering it, so we worked hand in hand with a post-production company to develop a technical device that would allow us to achieve a similar effect. We used multi-camera tracking, recorded the positions and movements of our characters to extract and apply to our 3D compositions. It took four months of work to find the perfect style.”
Listen To – “Afterlife” by Flatbush ZOMBiES – HERE
In June, Flatbush Zombies released a new EP entitled now, more than ever. In a review the New Yorker described the music as “raw [and] ugent” saying the songs “illuminate experiences of black trauma and police brutality.”
The EP features some of the most introspective and personal writing by the trio to date, touching on a harrowing couple of years in which each member of the group lost primary parental figures in their lives. In an unprecedented move, the trio donated 100% of the proceeds from sales of merch related to the EP to charities supporting the social justice movement totalling $158,000 USD.
In the last decade, the acclaimed Hip Hop trio raked in more than 815 Million streams and scanned more than 400,000 albums on their two studio albums alone. Their 2014 debut LP 3001: A Laced Odyssey shot straight to the #1 spot on the US iTunes Album chart and debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200, #2 on the Hip Hop chart and #1 on the Independent chart.
The follow up Vacation In Hell earned the band a profile in the New York Times and found them collaborating with Lin Manuel Miranda, John Leguizamo and Ice-T. Most recently, the band released the eagerly anticipated debut LP Escape From New York with their NYC Hip Hop collective Beast Coast, featuring members of Pro Era and The Underachievers. In the past decade the band has toured the world performing at top festivals (Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Reading and Leeds and more) and sold out headlining shows in the US and abroad collectively playing to hundreds of thousands of fans. They have performed on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live’s outdoor stage, The Late Late Show with James Corden and more.